What happens when you join a stellar group of actors like Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, and Al Pacino? You get an extraordinary movie, a movie to remember. And all of these fantastic icons will accompany the Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese. Sounds impossible? Well, it is about to become possible, all thanks to Netflix.
The reports reveal that Netflix successfully obtained its rights to what is preparing to be the most awaited movie of the century. They cashed in $105 million to get the rights to ‘The Irishman’; truth be told, we can hardly wait to see this movie!
According to the contract details, Netflix will be permitted to share the movie with its 93 million subscribers, which will raise its subscriptions. This movie was initially offered to Paramount Pictures, but shortly after they abandoned the project, Netflix began negotiating with the movie director Scorcese.
Based on the information obtained from Daily Mail, a spokesman commented that Scorsese’s movies are famous for being risky projects, and Paramount is not keen on taking any risks. By joining forces with Netflix, the director will be granted creative freedom to make the movie as he pleases.
You must be wondering what is the theme of the movie. The film's plot is based on the life of mob hitman Frank Sheeran, who allegedly admitted that he murdered his good friend Jimmy Hoffa before he passed away.
Jimmy Hoffa was a union leader who disappeared under suspicious circumstances, and the enigma revolving around his disappearance is still the biggest unsolved mystery in American history. The story is fantastic, coupled with the list of phenomenal A-list actors.
According to Daily Mail, the charismatic Robert De Niro has been given the role of Sheeran for this movie, and this upcoming movie will be his ninth film with Scorsese. The same director helped launch De Niro’s career in 1972 with the movie Mean Streets.
The role of Hoffa has been assigned to the brilliant Al Pacino, an Oscar-winning actor and a very good friend of Robert De Niro. However, it is worth noting that Al Pacino will be appearing in one of Scorsese’s movies for the first time!
The actors mentioned above who are chosen to star in the movie already know each other, and most of them have acted in previous movies together. However, this film will be the first to unite all of these world-famous actors in working and appearing in one movie altogether and simultaneously.
All the details surrounding the deal between Netflix and Scorsese were initially reported by IndieWire. Netflix has received a reputation for the autonomy it grants to its talents.
The creator of ‘Orange is the New Black’ Jenji Kohan, and Brit Marling, the creator of ‘The OA’ have praised this upcoming movie in their recent interviews. We are all eagerly awaiting the release of this much-anticipated movie.